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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. the part of a ship's equipment or cargo that is thrown overboard to lighten the load in a storm;

2. the floating wreckage of a ship;
[syn: flotsam, jetsam]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Jetsam \Jet"sam\, Jetson \Jet"son\, n. [F. jeter to throw: cf. OF. getaison a throwing. Cf. Flotsam, Jettison.] 1. (Mar. Law) Goods which sink when cast into the sea, and remain under water; -- distinguished from flotsam, goods which float, and ligan (or lagan), goods which are sunk attached to a buoy. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of throwing objects from a ship to lighten the load; jettison[1]. See Jettison, 1. [1913 Webster] 3. Hence: Anything thrown overboard from a ship, whether floating or not. [PJC] 4. Hence: [fig.] Objects scattered about in a disorderly manner; as, he couldn't find his sneakers among the jetsam in his room. [Colloq.] [PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

jetsam n 1: the part of a ship's equipment or cargo that is thrown overboard to lighten the load in a storm 2: the floating wreckage of a ship [syn: flotsam, jetsam]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

19 Moby Thesaurus words for "jetsam": castaway, castoff, derelict, discard, dogie, flotsam, flotsam and jetsam, foundling, junk, lagan, orphan, refuse, reject, rubbish, trash, waif, waifs and strays, wastrel, wreckage